How to Create a Guest Message Tag Album by Joanne Bain

by Joanne Bain

A tutorial detailing the basic steps to create the front cover and inside tag pages to create a album for guests to sign and leave a message for a special occasion.


  • Graphic 45 Regular Tag Album - Black
  • 2 #4500061 'Communique' On The Dot Paper
  • 1 #4500058 'Communique' Pen In Hand Paper
  • 1 #4500063 'Communique' Photogenic Paper
  • #4500068 Communique Tags
  • 1 #4500057 Communique Paper
  • Dimensional Foam Dots
  • Glue
  • Distressing Tool
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Other Trimming Supplies - Ribbon, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Swivel Clasps, Finnabair Numbers, #4500422 G45 Metal Brad Staples, #4500841 G45 Shabby Chic Ornate Brad Staples, #4500545 G45 Ornate Metal Keys.

    Step 2

    The main materials list will create the album with out the extra trimming. The extra trimming is entirely personal choice. I have added a list to show my add-ons if you wanted to do something similar.

    Step 3

    Locate and fussy cut images shown from patterned paper. Locate and pop out required tags.

    Step 4

    Create a frame from paper pieces as shown. The frame allows a slight border of the black tag to show around the outside. Once frame is assembled attach to the tag with glue.

    Step 5

    Create the next layer with the image shown. Attach this with double sided foam dots to add a little dimension.

    Step 6

    Layer the paper pens as shown. Use double sided foam dots on the outside but glue the centres down.

    Step 7

    Distress and fold paper film strip and attach as shown.

    Step 8

    Layer and attach the Communique tags as shown. I have used double sided foam dots to attach.

    Step 9

    Attach next image as shown.

    Step 10

    Attach the final Communique tag and red dot behind. I have used double sided foam dots to attach for a little more dimension.

    Step 11

    Now attach the small pen pieces as shown just under the top tag.

    Step 12

    Add some ribbon and final trimmings. The cover is now finished.

    Step 13

    Inside tag pages. These measure 9cm x 12cm. How many you will need is up to you. It totally depends on how many pages you want in the signing book. For my book I needed 12 pieces.

    Step 14

    Attach paper as shown to the front and back of the tags used for pages. Attach to the inside only of the front and back covers.

    Step 15

    My signing album was created for a 60th Birthday dinner.

    Step 16

    Showing a few extra details :)

    Step 17

    Thank you for viewing my tutorial. Joanne Bain -